June 2019


Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome and welcome back to Mitchell Middle School (Home of the Warriors)! We are looking forward to a successful 2019-20 school year with your daughter or son.  The information in this letter is intended to keep you informed of opening day procedures and general school routines. To view a slideshow that explains our school more please go to: http://bit.ly/MMSorientation

The regular school hours at Mitchell Middle School are 8:50 AM – 3:45 PM

Lunch is from 11:55 am – 12:49 PM daily.

The schedule to begin the next school year in September 2019 is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21: School office opens (9 am – 3 pm)
  • Monday, Sept. 2: Labour Day (No school)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3: No school. Meet the Teacher 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4: First day of classes (regular school hours)
  • Sept 13 and 16 Strong Connections
  • Monday, Sept. 23: Parent Council Meeting (9:00 AM).  All parents are encouraged to attend to meet our Parent Council and learn more about how it supports your children and school activities.

Meet the Teacher – September 3, 2019
On September 3 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm parents and students are encouraged to meet teachers, visit homerooms, and see the school. This is a great way to meet staff and learn more about our school. Parents, their children and teachers will have an opportunity to meet one another to discuss your child’s education.  Parents can share important information about their child and review their child’s educational needs for the school year. The purpose of this meeting is to begin open and ongoing communication between home and school. Parents will also have a chance to meet with non-homeroom teachers such as physical education, learning support, guidance, band and practical arts.  The principal will also be available. Also, parents can pay for student fees at this time and complete the necessary forms.

Strong Connections
Your child will be scheduled to attend either September 13 or 16, 2019. Strong Connections is an opportunity for teachers and students to build relationships and to learn more about each other. If you have a child that also attends MES every effort will be made to schedule your children on the same day. If your child is scheduled to attend on September 13 they are not expected to attend on September 16 (and vice versa)

Code of Conduct
In alignment with the Manitoba Education Provincial Code of Conduct and the Hanover School Division Student Conduct policy, Mitchell Middle School’s goal is to provide a safe, secure and caring learning environment, which fosters student’s personal growth, self-respect, and a sense of belonging which encourages them to be responsible citizens in the present and in the future. The complete Mitchell Middle School Code of Conduct can be found in the school handbook on our website: https://mms.hsd.ca/


Student Fees 2019-20 – Supply lists can be found at https://mms.hsd.ca/parents/supply-lists/

Grade 5
Student Agenda $5.00
Class trips/assemblies 10.00
Phys Ed trips $15.00                         Total: $30.00
Grade 6
Academic Field Trips $25.00
Phys Ed (bowling, golf, skating) $15.00
Total $40.00
Grade 7 and 8
General Student Fees: $30.00  
Field trips and guest performances  Phys Ed (bowling, curling, golfing)
Home Ec/Tech Ed Fees: $15.00  
For special projects associated with our Tech. Ed. Programs.
Arts Fee (drama, art and band): $15.00  
To offset the cost of specialty drama/art supplies and experiences  Band book and music folder
Total: $60.00
Band instrument rental fee $150 – if an instrument is rented from MMS

The Attendance Policy
It is very important that the school be informed by the parent or guardian by phone within 24 hours of the student’s return to school if the absence is to be considered excused.  Messages before 8am may be left on our general office voicemail by calling 204-320-9488 or through email at mms@hsd.ca. Any changes to phone numbers or addresses should be reported to the office as soon as possible to allow us to be able to contact someone in case of an emergency or school closure.  Attendance notifications may also be done through the Parent Portal.

HSD Parent Portal – https://hsd.ca/schools/parent-portal/

Stay Connected and Informed! The HSD Parent Portal is a communications tool designed to enhance and increase parent/guardian involvement in the education of their children.The portal provides parents/guardians with secure online access to our Student Information System. With a single username and password, parents/guardians can access the following information for each of their children attending an HSD school:

-Student Information -Attendance Information

-School Fees Account -Permissions & Consent Forms

-Report Cards -School Information

-Grad/Credit Summary -Change of Contact Form

Reporting dates for the 2019/20 school year are as follows:
Term # Dates Report Card Writing Days Distribute reports
Term 1 Sept. 4  – Nov. 1 Nov. 12 Nov 29
Term 2 Nov. 5 – March 12 March 13 March 27
Term 3 March 16 – June 26 June June 26

Lunch (Recess from 11:55 am – 12:30 pm and Lunch eating time is 12:30 – 12:50 pm)
Students eat lunch in homerooms. A canteen is available with drinks and snacks. Microwaves are also available to heat up lunches. Students can purchase Subway sandwiches, and Pizza by the slice every Wednesday and Friday respectively.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
To encourage ongoing communication between home and school Mitchell MS hosts two parent-teacher evenings throughout the year. This provides the parent an opportunity to come to the school to look at their child(ren)’s work and speak to teachers. Saying that, parents are welcome to come to school anytime during regular hours to speak to teachers and/or look at work.
December 5 from 4:30 pm  – 7:00 pm
February 12  from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Connect with Mitchell Middle School
To find all of the different ways to learn what happens at MMS and to keep in touch please visit:

June 2019 Term 3 Report Cards

Term 3 report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 and will also be available on the Parent Portal by 4:00 PM. Report cards that do not get picked up on June 26 can be picked up anytime during the day on June 27 and 28. Report cards that don’t get picked up by June 28 will be kept at school for students/families to pick up in the office on or after August 21, 2019. If families would like a report card mailed home, please drop off a self addressed envelope including appropriate postage.

Access to the School Office in June and August
From August 21, 2019  to August 30, 2019 the school office will be open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 pm.  
Starting September 4, 2019 regular office hours will begin at 7:30  am until 4:00 pm daily. Our school office will be open until 2:30 PM June 28, 2019. If you have questions or require further information, do not hesitate to contact the school using any of the platforms shown above. We will be happy to assist you or answer any of your questions.   

We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation and that students will be ready to return in the fall, excited to start school again. We look forward to meeting all parents and children in the fall!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. A. Mead, Principal           
amead@hsd.ca

 

in: General